Hamilton County Community Foundation, an affiliate of CICF, approved grants and investments for Hamilton County not-for-profits, projects and initiatives totaling $183,224.
The Hamilton County Community Foundation board of directors has approved grants and investments for Hamilton County not-for-profits, projects and initiatives totaling $183,224. Grants support projects and initiatives within the foundation’s three community leadership pillars—mental health, family and youth empowerment, and inclusive economic growth—and are aligned with its mission to mobilize people, ideas and investment to make this a community where every individual has an equitable opportunity to reach their full potential—no matter their place, race or identity.
“Our foundation is invested in working alongside community partners to make Hamilton County vibrant, resilient and equitable,” said Tom Kilian, foundation president. “Our responsive grantmaking is one way we do this work. Our latest grants support initiatives address food insecurity and good mental health in students, connect people with disabilities to opportunity and help create a stronger present and a brighter future for Hamilton County.”
Some of the organizations receiving support from Hamilton County Community Foundation include:
Noblesville Schools Education Foundation ($20,000) – Noblesville Schools Education Foundation invests in Academic Excellence for the Noblesville Schools district via grants, scholarships, partnerships and volunteer support. With this grant, they will be able to implement a new school counseling app, SCUTA, across the school district. SCUTA helps staff and social workers implement unique support for individual students.
Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County, Inc. ($25,224) – Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County delivers nutritious meals, reduces hunger, improves health and promotes independence by supporting individuals who are elderly, disabled, ill and home bound. The organization relies on volunteer and community support to execute their mission alongside community grants and fundraising. With this grant, they will serve Hamilton County through their Sponsor-A-Meal (SAM) program that delivers hot, cold, and frozen meals for those who are unable to prepare their own meals. In 2021 alone, Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County provided over 4,500 meals and the demand is expected to increase in the next few years.
Janus Developmental Services, Inc. ($20,000) – Janus Developmental Services provides adult individuals with disabilities the opportunity to be active in the community by offering education, employment training and independent living that promotes confidence and choice for both the individual and families. Janus also provides public transit via their Hamilton County Express service that meets the need for transportation for their clients and the public. This grant will allow 60 individuals and staff to participate in program assessment and an intensive, skills-based employment training program. This is expected to become a sustainable and long-term program for clients to build the skills necessary to be confident, independent and engaged.
SEE BELOW FOR A FULL LIST OF INITIATIVES AND GRANTS FUNDED
Funding for this grant round was provided by the endowment fund for Hamilton County, as well as field-of-interest funds, including the City of Noblesville Fund, Dale Snelling Blue Ribbon Foundation, Jack Arnold Russell Charitable Fund, Northern Hamilton County Fund, and Westfield Endowment Fund. Field-of-interest funds are created by donors to support a specific organization, cause or interest area beyond their lifetimes. Hamilton County Community Foundation stewards these funds in fulfilling donor intent.
|Organization||Project Title||Funded By||Award Amount|
|Family & Youth Empowerment|
|Arts for Learning, Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences||Wolf Trap for Hamilton County||Community Endowment, Dale Snelling Blue Ribbon Foundation, Jack Arnold Russell Charitable Fund, Northern Hamilton County Fund||$14,000|
|Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville||BGCN Transportation Program||Community Endowment, City of Noblesville Fund, Jack Arnold Russell Charitable Fund||$17,000|
|Hamilton Heights Educational Foundation Inc.||2022 Weekend Backpack Program - Feeding our Students for Healthy Minds & Bodies||Community Endowment, Jack Arnold Russell Charitable Fund, Northern Hamilton County Fund||$10,000|
|Heart and Soul Clinic, Inc.||Manage, Maintain and Move Forward Integrative Health||Community Endowment, Westfield Endowment Fund||$10,000|
|Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry||"Meat" The Need||Community Endowment||$5,000|
|Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County||SPONSOR-A-MEAL PROGRAM||Community Endowment||$25,224|
|Million Meal Movement||Empowering youth to reduce food insecurity||Community Endowment, City of Noblesville Fund, Jack Arnold Russell Charitable Fund, Northern Hamilton County Fund||$5,000|
|Social Health Association (LifeSmart Youth)||Healthy Youth for Hamilton County Initiative 2022-23||Community Endowment, Dale Snelling Blue Ribbon Foundation, Jack Arnold Russell Charitable Fund, Northern Hamilton County Fund||$7,000|
|Inclusive Economic Growth|
|Janus Developmental Services, Inc.||Advancing and Transforming Employment Programming for People with Intellectual and Developmental Differences in Hamilton County||Community Endowment||$20,000|
|The Center for the Performing Arts||Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Center for the Performing Arts||Community Endowment||$15,000|
|Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation||Supporting Every Mind in HSE Schools||Community Endowment, Jack Arnold Russell Charitable Fund||$15,000|
|Hope Family Care Center, Incorporated||Mental Health Counseling Program||Community Endowment, Northern Hamilton County Fund||$10,000|
|Noblesville Schools Education Foundation||Student Services Department Supports||Community Endowment, City of Noblesville Fund, Dale Snelling Blue Ribbon Foundation, Jack Arnold Russell Charitable Fund||$20,000|
|Paws and Think, Inc.||Hamilton County Mental Health Intiative||Community Endowment, Jack Arnold Russell Charitable Fund||$10,000|